Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00320211: S.Z. SAKALL

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Scarce vintage blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s. In good condition, with a stray ink fleck at top edge, and nice for matting with a favorite photograph. A leading man in German silent films until World War II, Szoke "S.Z." Sakall fled the Third Reich and found new work in the States as a character actor, playing scores of lovable, if somewhat excitable and befuddled uncles, businessmen and local eccentrics. Among his credits were supporting roles in  Ball of Fire (1941), Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Dolly Sisters (1945), and In the Good Old Summertime (1949).